About the choir
The Huddersfield Singers is a chamber choir with 30–40 members. Formerly known as the Huddersfield Glee & Madrigal Society, the choir was established in 1875 and is the second-oldest secular singing group in the area after the Huddersfield Choral Society. It typically performs programmes of serious music with enterprising repertoire.
Following a period of nearly 25 years of stability, the choir now finds itself in need of a new conductor to lead the group, plan its repertoire and, ideally, expand its horizons and prospects.
The choir hopes to appoint a new conductor for the beginning of its 2014–2015 season, to start work in September 2014.
Commitment and expectations
The choir rehearses weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30pm in the Methodist Mission (1st floor), Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QA (map…).
The season comprises three regular concerts: Winter (November or December), Spring (March or April) and Summer (June or July).
The Conductor’s primary responsibilities will be to:
- Plan the season’s repertoire;
- Take the weekly rehearsals;
- Conduct the seasonal concerts.
Assistance with musical planning is available if required, but there is a real opportunity here for a new conductor to make a mark with the group in terms of the music it presents. The main requirement is that the choir’s repertoire should continue to be balanced, varied and adventurous, as educating the public musically is specified in the group’s constitution.
The closing date for applications is Friday, 21st February. Auditions of conducting candidates will be held on Monday, 10th March.
To discuss this opportunity initially, please contact Richard Hallas by email or telephone on 01484 460280.
Much more information about the choir, including comprehensive details of repertoire since 1990 and the illustrious history of the G & M, can be found by perusing this website. The site normally opens with the Introduction.